"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854.

Here are a few of the books I found helpful when I was researching backpacking, Colorado 14ers, and sailing.

The Complete Walker IV

  Author: Collin Fletcher
          Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, New York
          "One man's rousing spiritual harangue on the perilous state of 
          'the whole damned clutch of Homo insapiens' only 
          diaphanously disguised as the ultimate para-technical how-to-
          outfit-yourself-to-walk-in-the-wilderness manual"  
          -The New York Times Book Review 

The Backpacker's Handbook

 Author: Chris Townsend 
         A Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill Companies Book, Camden, Maine
         *Outdoor Writers Guild Award For Excellence*
         "Every imaginable topic, from choosing and using equipment, to 
         wilderness nutrition and cooking, to backcountry skills and 
         hazards, is covered thoroughly and engagingly"  -Backpacker

The Modern Backpacker's Handbook

 Author: Glen Randall
         Lyon & Burford, Publishers
         "The Modern Backpacker's Handbook is without question the best
         backpacking manual I have ever seen.  Randall has spent a lot of 
         time in the backcountry, sometimes in the most extreme conditions 
         imaginable; this guy knows what he's talking about"  -Jon Krakauer, 
         author of Eiger Dreams and Into Thin Air 

Colorado's Fourteeners - From Hikes to Climbs

  Author: Gerry Roach
          Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado
          "An accurate, complete guide to climbing the fifty-five peaks over 14,000 
           feet in Colorado - covering routes for all levels." 

Tom Brown's Field Guide - Wilderness Survival

  Author: Tom Brown Jr., with Brandt Morgan
          The Berkley Publishing Group, New York, New York
          "Here, in one essential volume, are the basics of wilderness 
          suvival.  The most ancient and important skills, preserved 
          for generations, are presented in a simple, easy-to-use 
          format with clear illustrations and instructions.  A complete 
          must have companion to the great outdoors." 

The Handbook of Sailing

  Author: Bob Bond
          Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,  New York

Sailing Fundamentals

  Author: Gary Jobson
          Simon & Schuster, New York

Recent Adventures

Summit shots from my most recent climbs. On top of Grays Peak, Torreys Peak and Huron Peak.